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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 75

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Petitions of the day

    Petitions of the day
    The petitions of the day are: Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. 13-684 Issue: Whether a borrower exercises his right to rescind a transaction in satisfaction of the requirements of the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C.…
  • Apr 16

    Judge nullifies strictest anti-abortion law

    Judge nullifies strictest anti-abortion law
    A federal judge in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Wednesday struck down the strictest anti-abortion law in the nation, a ban on ending pregnancy after a fetal heartbeat is detected — that is, at about six weeks.  Separately, U.S.…
  • Apr 16

    Alito rejoins the Court in two case

    Alito rejoins the Court in two case
    The Supreme Court disclosed Wednesday, in routine entries on its docket, that Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., will now be taking part in two cases from which he had held himself out earlier — both set for argument next week. In earlier…
Rank this Week: 63

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case

    Aereo Update: Alito Back On The Case
    In case you ever wondered whether there’s such a thing as “unrecusal” – and, frankly, we hadn’t – here’s the answer: yes. The Supreme Court has announced that Justice Alito, who had recused himself…
  • Apr 16

    JSAs On the FCC's Hit List

    JSAs On the FCC's Hit List
    Increased restrictions and an at-best-vague waiver policy threaten continued viability of many if not most joint sales arrangements. Everybody knows that, back on March 31, the Commission significantly altered the playing field for television…
  • Apr 15

    Update: FCC Rejects Class Action Proposal

    Update: FCC Rejects Class Action Proposal
    About a year and a half ago we alerted readers to a Petition for Rulemaking proposing that the FCC allow lawyers to file class actions on behalf of complainants. Rather than summarily toss the petition, the Commission invited public comments…
Rank this Week: 3374

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 11

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time

    So Much To Rant At, So Little Time
    There was a time when I blogged almost every day.  Then, with a new job in an unfamiliar field requiring more of my energy and focus, I took a break.  Over the last year, I've slowly waded back in, and sporadically…
  • Mar 11

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?

    OMG Mr. Met Is On Twitter: #isnothingsacred?
    President Obama's dog has a twitter account.  It has over 15,000 followers.  How many actually believe that Bo is tweeting is unclear.  Twitter and other social media have become critical promotional tools for…
  • Mar 6

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate

    Justice For All: Despised Defendants And Their Zealous Advocate
    "Is Atticus Finch's courage only virtuous because we all end up liking and believing in Tom Robinson?"  --  Prof. Lawrence MarshallThe popular version of the heroic criminal defense lawyer is one who tirelessly defends the…
Rank this Week: 543

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Apr 16

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo

    Consider the Association When Buying a Condo
    The buyer in a real estate transaction certainly is advised to do their “due diligence” in making the decision to complete a purchase.  Due diligence is the process of systematically researching and verifying all information…
  • Apr 10

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election

    Curt Clawson for Congress in Southwest Florida Special Election
    In 2012 I became involved in the Byron Donalds Campaign for United States Congress in Southwest Florida’s Congressional District 19.  It was a labor of love for our country and the principles of freedom and limited government that…
  • Apr 9

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation

    The Constitution’s Sixteenth Amendment: Result of Political Miscalculation
    When April 15th rolls around as they labor toward the filing deadline for income taxes, Americans would be forgiven if they were to become nostalgic about Patrick Henry’s opposition to the Stamp Act of 1765 and his call for the death of…
Rank this Week: 1931

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
Rank this Week: 1585

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Apr 16

    After 17 Years, I'm Bringing My Little Sister Home from Prison

    After 17 Years, I'm Bringing My Little Sister Home from Prison
    When we were little, we used to tell our mama she had good ears. My little sister and I would whisper under the covers in our bed after lights out, and somehow mom could always hear us. She'd tell us to quit talking and go to sleep. Tomorrow…
  • Apr 16

    Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against "Occupying Army" of Border Patrol Agent

    Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against "Occupying Army" of Border Patrol Agent
    The ACLU of Arizona today sent a letter to the U.S. Border Patrol demanding that the agency immediately stop interfering with the First Amendment rights of the residents of Arivaca, Arizona, to protest and to photograph government activities…
  • Apr 16

    Why Everyone Should Read This Week's Cosmo. No, Seriously.

    Why Everyone Should Read This Week's Cosmo. No, Seriously.
    This isn't a blog about the top ten kissing tips for spring. And it's not a blog making fun of the magazine that usually delivers such tips. This is a blog applauding Cosmopolitan for taking a firm stance against criminalizing pregnant women.…
Rank this Week: 108

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 93

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Apr 16

    LegalEyes for April 16, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 16, 2014
    by ACS Staff   On Tuesday, the New York Police Department  announced that it would shut down a special unit that spied on Muslim groups. Known as the “Demographics Unit,” the squad allegedly “mapped communities…
  • Apr 15

    The Democracy Restoration Act: Securing Voting Rights for All

    The Democracy Restoration Act: Securing Voting Rights for All
    by Nicole Austin-Hillery, Director and Counsel-Washington Office, The Brennan Center for Justice The right to vote is at the heart of our American Democracy. Political participation by citizens is the great equalizer – it is the one…
  • Apr 15

    LegalEyes for April 15, 2014

    LegalEyes for April 15, 2014
    by ACS Staff At The Daily Beast, Geoffrey R. Stone—former ACS Board Chair and current Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors for the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter as well as Co-Faculty Advisor for the University of…
Rank this Week: 3140

Wall of Separation

Wall of Separation

From the Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

https://www.au.org/blogs/wall-of-separation
  • Apr 16

    The Good Book Taught Badly?: Okla. School District Approves Hobby Lobby Owner’s Bible Course

    The Good Book Taught Badly?: Okla. School District Approves Hobby Lobby Owner’s Bible Course
    Sarah JonesWall of SeparationAs reported by Religion News Service, Green’s curriculum is designed to correspond with his planned Museum of the Bible, which is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. An Oklahoma school district…
  • Apr 15

    DeMint’s Demented History: Heritage Foundation Head Claims Faith Freed The Slave

    DeMint’s Demented History: Heritage Foundation Head Claims Faith Freed The Slave
    Simon BrownWall of SeparationDeMint is in no position to say that either God or the faith community ended slavery.The Religious Right loves to twist history to suit its agenda, and the latest culprit to tell a tall tale of the past is former…
  • Apr 14

    Bayou Bible Blues: Louisiana Doesn’t Need An Official State Scripture

    Bayou Bible Blues: Louisiana Doesn’t Need An Official State Scripture
    Rob BostonWall of SeparationA state legislator is proposing a bill to name the Bible Louisiana’s official state book.Louisiana is not exactly the poster child for the separation of church and state.There have been persistent problems in…
Rank this Week: 984

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Federalism as Administration and Politic

    Federalism as Administration and Politic
    Jessica Bulman-Pozen For the Symposium on Federalism as the New NationalismHow should we understand American federalism today? Amidst dysfunction in Washington, the prompt of this Symposium—“Federalism as the New…
  • Apr 15

    Federalism as the New Nationalism

    Federalism as the New Nationalism
    Today the Yale Law Journal has published a Feature marking the emergence of a nationalist school of federalism.  It brings together the work of five scholars (Abbe Gluck, Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Alison LaCroix, Cristina Rodriguez, and…
  • Apr 11

    The Origins of "Necessary and Proper" (Part I: The Corporate Law Background)

    The Origins of "Necessary and Proper" (Part I: The Corporate Law Background)
    Ever since James Madison and Thomas Jefferson put its meaning at issue in the controversy over the first Bank of the United States, much effort has been spent on determining the original meaning of “necessary and proper” in the…
Rank this Week: 122

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City

    Violence in the Heartland, Part VI: Cities Within the City
    My most recent posts in this series have compared violent crime data from different cities.  However, focusing on a single crime-rate number from a city may mask wide neighborhood-to-neighborhood variations within the…
  • Apr 7

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie

    Violence in the Heartland, Part V: Wisconsin’s Citie
    Since 1985, Wisconsin’s seven largest cities have followed markedly different paths in their rates of reported violent crime.  Two, Waukesha and Appleton, have consistently had lower rates than the state as a whole, while two…
  • Mar 31

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”

    Imprisonment Inertia and Public Attitudes Toward “Truth in Sentencing”
    Preoccupied by a couple of other projects, I’ve fallen behind in my blogging.  However, I’m pleased to report that one project is now complete and posted on SSRN (available here).  Coauthored with Darren Wheelock…
Rank this Week: 4673

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 16

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution

    Suicide, Speech, and the Constitution
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column on Justia's Verdict this week analyzes a Minnesota Supreme Court decision, State v. Melchert-Dinkel, holding that the First Amendment precludes the criminal prosecution of someone for advising or…
  • Apr 15

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption

    Government Size and (Non)Corruption
    By Michael DorfLast week brought news that doctors receiving very large Medicare reimbursements made very large campaign contributions to Democratic campaigns and PACs, and that in turn they may have received special consideration to avoid…
  • Apr 14

    The Fat Man in the Mirror

    The Fat Man in the Mirror
    By Michael DorfThe latest issue of the New York Review of Books includes a review by Cass Sunstein of the new book, Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Probelm and What Your Answer Tells Us About Right and Wrong, by David Edmonds.…
Rank this Week: 257

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Apr 16

    Constitutional right to flash your head lights gains momentum

    Constitutional right to flash your head lights gains momentum
    Should a driver have the legal ability to flash their headlights as an alert to a police presence on the road? That knotty legal question is gaining momentum after a legal decision in Missouri, an Oregon ruling, and a new effort in New…
  • Apr 16

    Ripeness is all: When can a state’s truth-declaring function be challenged?

    Ripeness is all: When can a state’s truth-declaring function be challenged?
    In this commentary, Jeffrey Shulman from Georgetown Law looks at the Susan B. Anthony List case and why the issue of standing is critical in any law that would deter free speech during an election cycle.
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?

    Tax Day trivia: Why do we have the IRS (and other factoids)?
    April 15 is marked each year as the traditional day people need to file their taxes, so it’s not exactly celebrated as a holiday. But how did April 15 become the big day--and how did we get the IRS in the first place?
Rank this Week: 2274

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Apr 16

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement

    Rethinking the Role of Agencies in Private Regulatory Enforcement
    David Freeman Engstrom, Agencies as Litigation Gatekeepers, 123 Yale L. J. 616 (2013).Mark SeidenfeldOver the past several decades, many scholars have weighed in on benefits and detriments of authorizing private parties to sue to enforce…
  • Apr 15

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22

    Employer Retaliation Policies and the Retaliation Catch-22
    Deborah L. Brake, Retaliation in an EEO World, 89 Ind. L.J. 115 (2014).Alex B. LongWhistleblowers and workplace retaliation victims continue to make headlines in the national media. From Edward Snowden to NFL players Chris Kluwe and…
  • Apr 14

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again

    The Supreme Court Flunks Again
    John H. Langbein, Destructive Federal Preemption of State Wealth Transfer Law in Beneficiary Designation Cases: Hillman Doubles Down on Egelhoff, Vand. L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2014), available at SSRN.Tom GallanisNearly twenty-five years ago,…
Rank this Week: 4526

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3535

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Apr 15

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.

    Today is Emancipation Day 2014 in the land of taxation without representation.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor…
  • Apr 14

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.

    Paying taxes to be spied upon, and for an overgrown military and criminal justice system.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases. http://katzjustice.com Every year for…
  • Apr 13

    When your ideal judge disappoints.

    When your ideal judge disappoints.
    By Jon Katz, a criminal defense and DWI defense lawyer advocating in Fairfax County/Northern Virginia and beyond for the best possible results in drug, sex, DWI, felony and misdemeanor cases.…
Rank this Week: 2529

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Professors Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 15

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional

    Federal District Judge Finds Massachusetts Ban of Zohydro ER Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a very brief order in Zogenix v. Patrick, federal district judge Rya Zobel enjoined the Massachusetts Emergency Order prohibiting prescriptions of "hydrocodone…
  • Apr 15

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance

    State Constitutional Paramount Allegiance
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Matt Ford writes over at The Atlantic that there's an irony in rancher Cliven Bundy's land claim against the federal Bureau of Land Management, now brewing in Nevada. That's because the very…
  • Apr 15

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court

    A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the South African Con Court
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Drew Cohen recently published A Constitution at a Crossroads: A Conversation with the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in the Northwestern Journal of International Human…
Rank this Week: 733

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Saber Leyes No Es Saber Derecho

Covers constitutional law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). Features legal news, cases and commentaries from Argentina, U.S. and the Americas.

http://www.saberderecho.com/
  • Apr 15

    Retenciones y "Camaronera": límites a la delegación legislativa en materia tributaria

    Retenciones y "Camaronera": límites a la delegación legislativa en materia tributaria
    Se impone una minuta breve, por su ipmortancia, de dos fallos de hoy de la Corte Suprema. Empezamos por el más importante, que es "Camaronera Patagónica SA c. Ministerio de Economía y otros s/amparo” (link CIJ…
  • Apr 8

    Homicidios en PBA: aumento y motivo

    Homicidios en PBA: aumento y motivo
    Hace poco se presentó un interesante informe del Ministerio Público de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (acá en PDF) que compila datos sobre homicidios y robos en el primer semestre de 2013. A falta de datos nacionales, esta…
  • Apr 7

    Había una vez un proyecto: bitácora atrasada de las discusiones sobre el Código Penal

    Había una vez un proyecto: bitácora atrasada de las discusiones sobre el Código Penal
    Estamos abocados a temas específicos y propios, pero seguimos a media distancia las discusiones acerca del Proyecto de Código Penal sobre el que hemos escrito antes un montón de que se hiciera famoso. Hubo muchos chequeos…
Rank this Week: 2563

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 15

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom

    Passover – A Celebration of Freedom
    This is Passover, a holiday that comes straight out of the Bible, the Almighty commanding us to tell the story of the Exodus to each new generation as well as reminding ourselves. The Exodus, of course, is a story of freedom from slavery. The…
  • Apr 8

    Global Warming and Human Politic

    Global Warming and Human Politic
    I just got back from Chicago where I attended a national meeting of political scientists.  One of them described at length the local, national and international barriers to doing anything about climate change.  His basic point was…
  • Apr 1

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy

    Economics, Lawyers and the Risk to American Democracy
    Ever notice that I frequently talk about economics. What’s a lawyer doing talking about economics? I did read and study economics but there are other reasons why economic issues are dear to this heart. Lawyers do lots of different…
Rank this Week: 4501

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 15

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup

    Monday/Tuesday Blog Roundup
    Eric Posner posts on Russia's invocation of 'civil war' in Ukraine and shares a response to his post on social security overpayments; Will Baude looks at a recent case in which police were caught lying; and Richard Epstein discusses…
  • Apr 14

    Weekend Blog Roundup

    Weekend Blog Roundup
    At The Volokh Conspiracy, Will Baude looks at a neglected cert petition in Williams v. Johnson and "a brief verbal skirmish at the U.S. Sentencing Commission;" meanwhile, Eric Posner examines the government's claim to be able to…
  • Apr 10

    Tuesday-Thursday Faculty Blog Round-up

    Tuesday-Thursday Faculty Blog Round-up
    The faculty have been busy the last few days: Eric Posner and Will Baude both have round-ups of their debates surrounding last quarter's seminar on originalism, while Baude also looks at a response to his tongue-in-cheek post on zombie…
Rank this Week: 1872

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 15

    Tax Day

    Tax Day
    “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society,” wrote Justice Oliver Wendel Holmes (in dissent); it seems I’ve been misquoting it for decades as “taxes are the price of civilization.” They’ve even got the…
  • Apr 11

    Gamification

    Gamification
    Reprinted with kind permission of Mike Stanfill
  • Apr 8

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted

    Summer Research Assistant Wanted
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 1L & 2L students only: I would like to hire a part-time summer research assistant. The hours are negotiable, but likely would be in the 15 hours per week range. ……
Rank this Week: 21

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 123

Teen Jury

Teen Jury

Covers how the law and our judicial system affects kids and teenagers.

http://www.teenjury.com/
  • Apr 13

    Retired Justice Stevens suggests six Constitutional amendment

    Retired Justice Stevens suggests six Constitutional amendment
    Justice John Paul Stevens served on the Supreme Court from 1975 to 2010. His recently published booked, entitled “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution,” addresses several controversial Supreme Court…
  • Mar 30

    College athletics under scrutiny

    College athletics under scrutiny
    Two majors stories surfaced this week that could potentially change the future of the NCAA and Division I athletics.  ESPN aired an interview with Mary Willingham, a former learning specialist at the University of North Carolina Academic…
  • Mar 22

    How long do Supreme Court justices typically serve?

    How long do Supreme Court justices typically serve?
    Last week, Erwin Chemerinsky stated in an Los Angeles Times op-ed that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg should retire at the end of this term.  Many have responded publicly both in favor and against his analysis.  Mr. Chemerinsky’s…
Rank this Week: 4637

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 11

    What We Do Is Who We Are

    What We Do Is Who We Are
    If you read this blog with anything even close to regularity, you know that I'm an atheist and also that I'm a serious believer in mercy and grace.  And you also know that I marvel at forgiveness.  Perhaps it's that combination of…
  • Apr 10

    It's Not Just a Procedure, It's Due Proce

    It's Not Just a Procedure, It's Due Proce
    Not long after I moved to Toledo from Texas, I was talking with a judge in his chambers.  He'd been a judge for a long time, I was new to town.  Neither of us knew much of anything about the other.  We'd just met and were…
  • Apr 9

    Stoping 'Em Before They Violate the Constitution

    Stoping 'Em Before They Violate the Constitution
    There you were, driving down the street, minding your own business when you see the disco lights in your rear-view mirror. Shit.You pull over, hand the cop your license and registration.  Give proof of insurance.  He explains…
Rank this Week: 649

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Apr 10

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"

    Barbara Herman, "The Moral Side of Non-Negligence"
    Legal discussions of negligence focus on issues of harm, fault, and remedy in the context of failure to exercise reasonable care. The point of orientation is the negligent event. In this talk I want to investigate a related moral duty, the…
  • Mar 27

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"

    Tom Ginsburg, Jonathan Masur, and Richard McAdams, "Temporary Law: The Case of Smoking Bans"
    Libertarians often assert that regulation is unnecessary because the market will meet any existing consumer demand. The issue of smoking in bars is a paradigmatic context in which this argument arises. Libertarians argue that bar patrons…
  • Mar 13

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"

    Emily Buss, "Court Reform in the Juvenile Justice System"
    Over 100 years ago, Chicago led the way in establishing separate courts for young people who committed crimes. These Juvenile Courts, soon in operation in every state, had two interrelated aims: The first was to separate adolescent…
Rank this Week: 667

Legislative Blog

Legislative Blog

The official Americans United blog on legislation and activities of lawmakers.

https://www.au.org/blogs/legislative
  • Apr 10

    Different Names, Same Problem

    Different Names, Same Problem
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThese voucher schemes are growing fast: five new programs were enacted last year, six programs were expanded, and taxpayers in 14 states will lose $1 billion this year to unaccountable school voucher…
  • Mar 12

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill

    Government Endorsed Religion in State Bill
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeSeveral bills moved in state legislatures last week that encourage government-sanctioned prayer under the guise of “protecting” religious freedoms. In reality, these bills merely make it easier to…
  • Feb 20

    Religion in Alabama Public School

    Religion in Alabama Public School
    Vanessa WolbrinkLegislativeThe bills push for government sponsored and promoted prayer in the public school classrooms, which is not only unconstitutional, but would lead to many students feeling uncomfortable and excluded because of their…
Rank this Week: 966

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Apr 8

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)

    Section 1983 Malicious Prosecution: Some Recent Decisions (IV)
    I blogged on Sept. 11, 2009, about the basic elements of so-called section 1983 “malicious prosecution” claims. I then blogged on 9-8-11, 9-26-11 and 8-7-13 about section 1983 malicious prosecution cases in the circuits. What…
  • Mar 24

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983

    The 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983
    I would like to invite readers to attend my 31st Annual Conference on Section 1983, to be held at Chicago-Kent on Thursday and Friday, April 24-25, 2014. This national two-day conference, heading into its fourth decade, features expert…
  • Mar 13

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank

    Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in Lane v. Frank
    I blogged on January 20, 2014, about the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Lane v. Franks, a potentially significant First Amendment public employee free speech case in which a public employee was allegedly terminated because of…
Rank this Week: 3978

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Texas Appellate Law Blog

Civil Appellate practice tips, resources, and news. Published by D. Todd Smith, Attorney at Law.

http://www.texasappellatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 7

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event

    Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event
    The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are co-sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court.” This event—previously held in 2008, 2010, and 2012—will…
  • Apr 4

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal

    SCOTX: Postjudgment Interest—All Accrual Dates Are Not Created Equal
    Statutes that appear clear are oft fraught with unanswered questions. This is unsurprising, as drafters cannot anticipate every scenario when crafting legislation. Falling into that vein, last week, the Texas Supreme Court decided a…
  • Jan 13

    I, Juror No. 3

    I, Juror No. 3
    Since I became a practicing lawyer, I’ve been called for jury duty four times: twice in Dallas County (where I lived from 1997 to 2003), and twice in Travis County (where I live now). This past week, I served my second stint as an…
Rank this Week: 865

The Law Blogger

The Law Blogger

Covers Michigan legal news. From the Oakland Press.

http://oplawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 4

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case

    Michigan Attorney General Seeks En Banc Appeal in DeBoer Same-Sex Marriage Case
    By:  Timothy P. FlynnYou need to be an appellate lawyer to follow the recent high-speed developments in the same-sex marriage jurisprudence coming to a rapid boil across the country.  The principal case here in Michigan has had some…
  • Mar 28

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit

    International Street Artist Murdered in Detroit
    Detroit Police are seeking anyone that knew the 23-year old international graffiti artist, Bilal Berreni, during his brief and fatal stay here in the 313.  The young VIP International was shot in the face at the long-abandoned…
  • Mar 22

    Michigan's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional

    Michigan's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Ruled Unconstitutional
    Michigan's first couple with their lawyerUnited States District Court Judge Bernard Friedman, in a historic ruling, not only held that Michigan's ban on same-sex marriages, set forth in our state constitution, violates the U.S. Constitution,…
Rank this Week: 469

White Collar Defense and…

White Collar Defense and Compliance

Covers developments in criminal law, federal case law, and statutes. Published by Alan Leibman of Fox Rothschild.

http://whitecollarcrime.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 1482

Supreme Court Haiku

Supreme Court Haiku

The Law of the Land in Seventeen Syllables.

http://supremecourthaiku.com/blog1/
Rank this Week: 3155

Media and Communications Policy

Media and Communications Policy

Covers First Amendment and communication policy issues. By the Media Institute.

http://www.mediacompolicy.org/
  • Apr 1

    The WAPO/Koch Brothers/Keystone XL Pipeline Affair

    The WAPO/Koch Brothers/Keystone XL Pipeline Affair
    The recent Washington Post story linking the Koch brothers to the Keystone XL Pipeline, via their leaseholds on acreage in the Alberta, Canada, tar sands, is interesting because of what was said in the piece, and because of what its critics…
  • Mar 27

    Orts and All

    Orts and All
    Facebook Buys the Oculus Rift.  As mentioned here a few months ago, the video game trade press has been wildly enthusiastic about the development of the VR headset called Oculus Rift.  And why not?  By all reports the OR…
  • Feb 26

    Global Warming and the Chilling of Free Speech

    Global Warming and the Chilling of Free Speech
    One of the most important, if underreported, defamation cases in recent memory is being mounted by Prof. Michael Mann.  The creator of the controversial “Hockey Stick” graph, Mann is a leading figure among “global…
Rank this Week: 3653

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Mar 31

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie

    Unintended Consequences of Open Access Publishing Policie
    Rick Anderson at The Scholarly Kitchen has a thought-provoking article regarding the pressure on authors to publish their academic articles under the most permissive open access licenses available. See Rick Anderson, CC-BY, Copyright, and…
  • Mar 31

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial

    “Twilight” Trademark Infringement Claims Cleared for Trial
    The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the entertainment company responsible for the “Twilight” film series is entitled to a trial on claims that its trademarks were infringed by a cosmetics…
  • Mar 28

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label

    DC Circuit Upholds USDA Country-of-Origin Rule for Meat Label
    In American Meat Institute, Inc. v. United States Department of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. Mar. 28, 2014), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected industry challenges to a U.S. Department of…
Rank this Week: 2049

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 31

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant

    Kelo Properties Still Vacant
    In 2005, the US Supreme Court issued one of its most controversial decisions. In Kelo v. City of New London, the Court held that it was not unconstitutional to use the power of eminent domain to take homes and other private property and…
  • Mar 30

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case

    Sacramento Wins Arena Condemnation Case
    The City of Sacramento won a major eminent domain battle in its attempt to secure land for a new arena. A judge has given it the rights to the old Macy’s Men’s store in Downtown Plaza. The store was the last parcel needed by the…
  • Mar 30

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property

    Judge Sets Value Of Flight 93 Memorial Property
    A Federal Judge agreed with a federally appointed commission’s $1.5 million appraisal of what is now the Flight 93 National Memorial property. The property, located in Shanksville, PA, was condemned for the Memorial. The land’s…
Rank this Week: 815

The Legal Optimist

The Legal Optimist

By Rosie Brown.

http://legaloptimist.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 27

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee

    Tell Governor Haslam Not to Resume Executions in Tennessee
    Join Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty to obtain an adequate number of signatures to influence Governor Haslam’s political choices.  In short, Tennessee is slated to resume executing death row inmates this…
  • Mar 14

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?

    Tennessee’s ‘Green Mile’ — A Return to Carpetbaggers and Stagecoaches?
    In an apparent bid for nostalgia to the late 19th century, the Tennessee Attorney General handed down an opinion on Wednesday that found Senate Bill 2580/House Bill 2476 would not be unconstitutional. The Bills propose to authorize…
Rank this Week: 2190

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Mar 25

    2014 Student Symposium Keynote Address with Michael Mukasey 3-8-2014

    2014 Student Symposium Keynote Address with Michael Mukasey 3-8-2014
    2014 Annual Student SymposiumFormer United States Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey delivered the Keynote Address at the Federalist Society's 2014 Annual Student Symposium at the University of Florida Levin College of…
  • Mar 25

    2014 Paul M. Bator Award Presentation 3-8-2014

    2014 Paul M. Bator Award Presentation 3-8-2014
    2014 Annual Student SymposiumThe Paul M. Bator Award was established in 1989 in memory of Professor Paul M. Bator, a renowned scholar and teacher of federal courts and constitutional law. Professor Bator taught at Harvard Law School from 1959…
  • Mar 25

    Drones and Presidential Authority 3-8-2014

    Drones and Presidential Authority 3-8-2014
    2014 Annual Student SymposiumA key element of America’s national security strategy has been the use of drones to carry out targeted killings against suspected terrorists. Targeted killings have become increasingly controversial, critics…
Rank this Week: 2663

The Privacy Law Site

The Privacy Law Site

Covers privacy laws and regulations.

http://privacy-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection
    According to the The New York Times, President Obama plans to propose legislation that would end bulk collection of phone records under Sec. 215 of the Patriot Act, keep the records in the hands of the phone companies, and require…
  • Jun 29

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA
    26 Senators have sent a letter to DNI James Clapper seeking examples of how bulk collection of phone records information from provided unique intelligence.The AP reports the story here.
  • Jun 29

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013
    Congress amended COPPA in 2012 to cover online services such as apps. As was previously the case, the law only applies to apps "directed at" children under the age of 13, or have actual knowledge of collection of personal information from…
Rank this Week: 2569

Charter Cases

Charter Cases

Covers court decisions involving Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.chartercases.com/
  • Mar 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Whaling, 2014 SCC 20
    When the federal government passed the Abolition of Early Parole Act, three inmates serving sentences for first-time, non-violent offences argued that the retroactive application of such legislation infringed their right not to be…
  • Dec 19

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72

    Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72
    The Respondents, a group of prostitutes and former prostitutes, argued that a number of Criminal Code provisions prohibiting expression and commercial activities relating to prostitution were in breach of Sections 7 and 2(b) of the Charter of…
  • Nov 15

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62

    Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62
    The Respondent, a labour union representing employees at an Edmonton casino during the course of a lawful strike, had run afoul of Alberta’s Personal Information Protection Act by videotaping individuals crossing the picket line during…
Rank this Week: 3337

Real Property & Development Review

Real Property & Development Review

Covers real estate, construction, and land use laws in the Pacific Northwest. By Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP.

http://www.dwtrealpropertyreview.com/
Rank this Week: 160

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

First Amendment Lawyer Blog

Covers the First Amendment and public records. By Karl Olson.

http://www.firstamendmentlawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?

    Can Smartphones Conceal Officials' Dumb Comments?
    Public officials who say something stupid or corrupt often don't use their work computer. The device du jour for sending incriminating or embarrassing messages has become the "personal" computer or smartphone. Recent revelations…
  • Feb 17

    California Regents Coddle Billionaire

    California Regents Coddle Billionaire
    Income inequality is one of the biggest issues in the country. The University of California Regents recently joined that issue squarely on the side of the billionaires, and against everyone else -- including taxpayers -- in a case…
  • Feb 17

    California Regents Coddle Billionaire

    California Regents Coddle Billionaire
    Income inequality is one of the biggest issues in the country. The University of California Regents recently joined that issue squarely on the side of the billionaires, and against everyone else -- including taxpayers -- in a case…
Rank this Week: 1373

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Feb 25

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site

    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post Caught Plagiarizing Government Propaganda Site
    Adam Taylor of the Washington Post proves that journalistic integrity and independence is a thing of the past. Thanks to the careful eye of the much-maligned Roosh, we learned that Adam Taylor has no integrity and ethics. When he writes an…
  • Jan 23

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me

    How Steroids Almost Killed Me
    With recent revelations showing that Alex Rodriguez was a user of performance enhancing drugs, steroids are back in the news. Now seems like a good time to talk about how steroids almost killed me. Here I am, about to die while on steroids:…
  • Nov 5

    RIP Ed Post

    RIP Ed Post
    Years ago Ed wrote to me, asking for some assistance with his Blawg Review project. I gladly pitched in by suggesting articles to Blawg Review hosts. We had the pleasure of working together for a while until a mild falling out. No one really…
Rank this Week: 2497

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Idaho Criminal Defense Blog

Covers criminal law, DUI and civil rights. By Peterson Law Offices.

http://www.idahocriminaldefenselaw.com/
  • Feb 18

    DUI Cases Dismissed in Two Counties in the Last Month

    DUI Cases Dismissed in Two Counties in the Last Month
      In the past month we have finished two cases in which our clients were charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and in both cases, prosecutors ultimately dismissed the charge of DUI and accepted pleas of guilty to…
  • Feb 18

    Sometimes the stuff others say is better than anything you can say!

    Sometimes the stuff others say is better than anything you can say!
    Barb Jacobson is a private investigator - and a really fine one at that. She can get answers from witnesses that others just can't get. I'm not sure how she does it but she does it well! So one day in 1997 or so she came to see me about a guy…
  • Jan 9

    Watch Your Driving Pattern - officers are standing by to stop you for no real reason!

    Watch Your Driving Pattern - officers are standing by to stop you for no real reason!
      The roads are slick out there these days. So slick that our "driving patterns" may provide just the "suspicion" needed to stop and check to see whether we have been drinking and driving. I have some experience with this over the past…
Rank this Week: 1437

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
  • Dec 31

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger

    Blighted and Slighted: Landlords Sue Slumlord Watch Blogger
    TweetBlogger Carol Ott of Baltimore Slumlord Watch is being sued by two landlords on allegations that she hired graffiti artists to paint murals on abandoned properties. Ott’s website – tagline: “If you own vacant property…
Rank this Week: 351